Construction is slated to start next month on Austin’s new central library, a limestone and glass building that will anchor a rapidly transforming corner of downtown.
The Austin City Council on Thursday approved $91.6 million to build the new library at West Cesar Chavez Street and West Avenue, $18.6 million to extend West Second Street and build a vehicle, bike and pedestrian bridge over Shoal Creek, and $1.7 million for a public art wall that will surround an electric substation nearby.
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